Mark Lewis AIAA Past President and current Executive Director of NDIA’s Emerging Technologies Institute (ETI)

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Mark J. Lewis is an AIAA Past President and the current Executive Director of NDIA’s Emerging Technologies Institute (ETI), a nonpartisan think tank focused on technologies that are critical to the future of national defense. Best known for his work in hypersonics, Lewis’s research has spanned the aerospace flight spectrum from the analysis of conventional jet engines to entry into planetary atmospheres. From 2004 to 2008, Lewis was the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, the principal scientific adviser to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force. Lewis was director of the Science & Technology Policy Institute that supports the White House Office of Science & Technology policy from 2012-2019, then returned to the Pentagon as Director of Defense Research & Engineering and ultimately acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research Engineering until January 2021. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University.